1. Coming Into My Lesbianhood

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    May 27, 2014 by Shea Carmen Swan

    Michelle Rodriguez attended An Evening With Women, her first official LGBTQ event since coming out as bisexual in an interview …
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  2. Battle of the Bathrooms

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    April 15, 2014 by Shea Carmen Swan

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    “I want to be able to go to the bathroom, and not think about going to the bathroom, and not …
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  3. Five Names

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    October 27, 2013 by Shea Carmen Swan

    Five Names A Profile Of James Markus Kelly Jennifer Kelly Corrigan was the name James was assigned at birth. James …
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  4. Let My People Pee !

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    May 5, 2013 by Shea Carmen Swan

    Bathroom Laws Phoenix’s City Council recently approved an amendment to their anti-discrimination law on Tuesday, February 26th. The anti-discrimination law …
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  5. DOMA: Why Are We Fighting For Hetero-Normative Assimilation?

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    April 14, 2013 by Shea Carmen Swan

    Erin Reilly, a 23-year-old student and part time security guard at The New School, married her partner Johanna Morales, a …
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  6. Our Silence Screams Against Harassment

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    March 13, 2013 by Shea Carmen Swan

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      Once a year Gay Straight Alliance clubs, or GSAs, in middle schools, high schools, and colleges across the nation …
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  7. Barebacking: No Condoms, No AIDS, No Problem!

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    February 25, 2013 by Shea Carmen Swan

    Barebacking is when two consenting men engage in intercourse without a condom. Only 20 years go was the AIDS epidemic …
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About Me

Shea Carmen Swan

Shea Carmen Swan

Journalist

I currently attend The New School Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, and write for our university's paper the New School Free Press. I'm majoring in journalism with a second focus in fiction. I also minor in gender studies.

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